Your feet take quite a pounding every day even when you fail to pay attention to them. Between puttering around the house while doing chores, hopping from one room to another throughout the day in the office building, running or playing sports to keep physically fit, and walking from one place to another while traveling, the feet bear the brunt of carrying your body wherever you need to go, and at the end of the day, it’s important to let these essential parts of your body rest and recover from your busy day’s many activities.
But even if you give your feet proper care and attention, they can still end up with a wide range of conditions and injuries that can cause you substantial pain or mildly or severely affect your ability to move around with ease. If you find yourself experiencing pain and discomfort, the wise thing to do would be to pay a visit to an experienced podiatrist who can help diagnose your condition and recommend the ideal treatments and procedures.
Aside from foot and/or ankle surgery which can help treat specific conditions (such as tendon ruptures, bunions, hammertoes, chronic ankle sprains, and others) that do not respond to conventional medications or procedures, foot and ankle therapeutic laser treatment is also a treatment option that specialists and their patients can consider. Laser treatments are known to be safe, painless and effective. They can stimulate a rapid healing process. The laser represents the latest technology in foot and ankle care. Compared to taking oral medication, choosing laser treatments means you experience fewer or no side effects. And, more importantly, the use of laser technology is cleared by the FDA.
A laser is a treatment device that basically generates an intense beam of light that turns water in the body’s cells into steam. The presence of this vaporization process means that no burning is involved. Also, using laser means doing away with scalpels that cut into skin and flesh; the laser treats the affected tissues in a precise manner so that the surrounding healthy tissue is left unharmed.
Laser therapy can be used to treat specific foot and/or ankle conditions and injuries such as plantar fasciitis, heel pain, tendinitis (including Achilles tendon, posterior tibial tendon and peroneal tendon), foot and ankle sprains, peripheral neuropathy, and joint pain to name a few.
Approaching a specialist in diagnosing, treating and preventing foot and ankle disorders and administering therapeutic laser treatments may be the best move to make when you find yourself suffering from pain, discomfort, and injuries that can seriously hamper your daily routines and your ability to move about and enjoy life to the fullest.